“And so Adam was put into a deep sleep, into a deathlike coma, and God operated on him. One was broken into two, and the bloody rib was transformed into a woman. One was made into two in order that those two could, in a different manner, become one again. And after they became one flesh, one of them, the woman, would conceive and she was the one who would become two. For this cause, it says, a man will leave his father and mother, cleave to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. Two become one, and then one of them becomes two” (Mere Fundamentalism, p. 37).